Wickham railway station

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This article is about the railway station in New South Wales, Australia. For the former railway station in Hampshire, England, see Wickham (Hants) railway station.
Wickham
Wickham railway station, looking west on platforms.JPG
Station looking west in July 2013
Station statistics
Address Beresford Street, Wickham
Australia
Coordinates 32°55′29″S 151°45′39″E / 32.924753°S 151.760727°E / -32.924753; 151.760727Coordinates: 32°55′29″S 151°45′39″E / 32.924753°S 151.760727°E / -32.924753; 151.760727
Line(s) Newcastle
Distance 165.93 km (103.10 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 9 February 1936
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code WKH
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Opal card MyZone 3
Website Wickham
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line
towards Newcastle
towards Central
Newcastle and Central Coast Line
towards Newcastle

Wickham railway station is located on the Newcastle line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the inner Newcastle suburb of Wickham opening on 9 February 1936.[1]

It is announced by the state government that the Central Coast & Newcastle Line will be truncated to Wickham on 26 December 2014 to allow construction of the Newcastle Light Rail.[2] This will result in Wickham being redeveloped as the line's terminus where it will connect with the light rail.

Platforms & services[edit]

Wickham has two side platforms that can only accommodate four carriages. Passengers on longer trains are required to use the rear four carriages. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle line services travelling from Sydney to Newcastle[3] and Hunter line services travelling from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[4]

In 2007 Platform 1 was extended at its eastern end to allow Stewart Avenue level crossing to remain open while trains are stopped at the station.[5]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Gosford & Sydney
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone
2 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Newcastle
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Newcastle

Wickham Signal Box[edit]

Wickham Signal Box is situated at the Newcastle end of the station and controls a short section between Hamilton and Newcastle, including Railway Street and Stewart Avenue level crossings. It is attended continuously.

Transport links[edit]

Newcastle Buses operates one route via Wickham railway station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wickham Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Revitalisation of Newcastle CBD underway with truncation to begin on Boxing Day. Transport for NSW , Retrieved 3 July 2014
  3. ^ Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  4. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  5. ^ Newcastle Rail Corridor Upgrade Projects NSW Premier's Office

External links[edit]

Media related to Wickham railway station, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons